I’m fed up of all the spam and crap that my blog attracts, to that end, I’ve ended my comments-for-all policy and readers have now got to register a password to place comments on this blog.
Sorry that I have to do this, but I’m really getting tired of the never-ending spam from losers who think that spamming blogs is the best way to get legitimate traffic.
I’m keeping the posts open, but like a growing body of bloggers, restricting comments to those who bother to register.
I apologize profusely to those who regularly visit this blog, but if you saw some of the nasty spam I had to moderate (plugins don’t always work as well as effective moderation), you would think twice, too.
Comment spam isn’t effectively moderated by Akismet, and WP-Ban just eliminates readers unnecessarily.